American Kestrel (Draw a Bird Day)
perched in place, sharply
still with wings waiting
to lift firmament
slow pace of silence
the time of pursuit
The 8th of each month is draw-a-bird-day, and I’ve done the American Kestrel for September, influenced by my recent reading of “H is for Hawk”. The kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, and one of the most colorful, often used as a beginner’s bird for falconry.
The poem uses the secret keeper’s words this week:
PLACE – SHARP – CHIME – FIRM – PACE
Laura at CreateArtEveryday usually hosts draw-a-bird-day, but she’s been MIA for about a month…
Art, from top to bottom: pencil drawing, gouache painting, neocolor drawing (with water).